A Chinese term for youths at the vanguard of fashion.
Discussing the appeal of iPhones, iPads and the like, in The Global Times, Ding Gang spotlighted the term chaoren:
Chinese use the recently coined term chaoren, referring to those who stand at the front lines of fashion, with new clothes and amazing gadgets. The iPad has been every chaoren’s new toy since it entered the market.
published on Shott's Vocab